Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

top: Anthropologie (on sale!) / jeans: GAP / wedges: Michael Kors (old) / earrings: Kendra Scott / ring & bangles: David Yurman / watch: Kate Spade / sunnies: Versace (old) / clutch: Gigi's New York
This is without a doubt one of my favorite combinations to wear from summer into fall. I love the lighter fabrics with the pop of color from accessories and shoes. If you have not been to Anthropologie lately then head out the door NOW! Best sale of absolutely gorgeous pieces! I also live in these legging jeans from GAP...seriously own about 8 pairs in different washes. They have just the right amount of stretch. I am crushing on this entire ensemble b/c it is so versatile and can be dressed up or down. Today I made it a little more casual with wedges and minimal jewelry, which is perfect for shopping, brunch, or even evening patio cocktails with the girls.  Hope you all enjoy and have a great Hump Day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!


Kate Spade plates $50 $32.90 / Sweet Apartment accent pillow $38 $24.90 / Michele 'diamond dial' watch $1,145 $759 / Kate Spade 'lottie' pump $350 $219.90 / Jo Malone 'blackberry and bay' set $110 $88 / Rebecca Minkoff 'Nordy Girl' leather pouch $75 $49.90 / MAC brush kit $127 $49.50 / Tory Burch wallet $225 $149.90 / Kendra Scott 'Elle' earrings $52 $33.90

This may quite possibly be one of my top favorite times of the year....the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! I have posted some of my favorite department finds but there are SO many more! This sale is HUGE!  I have never seen my shopping cart so full of discounted items! Shop now b/c stuff is going fast and sale ends Aug. 4th!!!

TIP OF THE DAY: If you are a frequent Nordy shopper like me, it's smart to get a Nordstrom debit card. This card works exactly like a Target Red Card and goes directly out of your bank account as if you were using a check/debit card. THIS IS NOT A CREDIT CARD. By using this card when you shop at Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack, you will receive reward points (that lead to Nordstrom reward cash). Click here to start reaping the benefits   

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Orange Is The New Black

Orange Dreams

J Crew cotton sleeveless top (ON SALE!)

Tory burch sandals

GiGi New York genuine leather purse (also available in orange at )

Kendra Scott multi color earrings (ON SALE!)

Kate Spade swirl necklace

Tory Burch sunglasses

YETI Coolers Tundra 35 White

Football is in the air! It may be crazy hot for the first home game, but I am SO excited to see that beautiful sea of orange! To get you "tailgate ready", I have listed some items that will make you look football glam! Obviously that is a lot of orange, so wear in moderation with other colors like black, grey, gold, silver or camel (I usually always pair with jeans or jean shorts). The Kendra Scott earrings are on MEGA SALE at Nordstrom now, so get those beautiful baubles while they are hot (I ordered mine yesterday!) I hope to see you all decked out this season while waving that wheat and yelling GO POKES!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


If it's ONE thing I love more than's dogs. Since getting my first puppy (Tramp) at age 3, I have had an obsession with sweet fur babies. My little doll, Lola, is my most prized possession. I will never forget how happy my heart was when I held all 1.8 lbs of her for the first time. It was definitely love at first sight. In my humble opinion, dogs are the only animal that love you more than they love themselves. I would honestly have 100 if I could.

In honor of sweet pups, I want to share with you guys my favorite dog "must haves".  I have also added a link to help donate or become a member of ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)...don't worry, I won't pull a Sarah McLachlan and show you a video :)
Sick of your dog sounding like jingle bells? This collar is awesome and contains all of your info without the addition of a tag. Comes in lots of different colors and fonts.
Ballard Designs makes the most beautiful and plush dog beds. You can also have them customize a little pillow with your dog's name.
How cool is this? You can make a custom stuffed animal of your dog! And the best part....proceeds go to a shelter!
Now Lola and I can both enjoy a cup of Joe! These little "Starbarks" plush toys are darling!

I obviously love anything and everything personalized. These dog water/food dishes are so sweet.

Pumpkin Pup Treats

Makes 3-4 dozen with a 1x2" cookie cutter.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. organic canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. powdered milk
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley leaves
  • 2 1/2 c. rice flour

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
Whisk together the eggs and pumpkin puree until smooth. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and parsley until well combined. Add rice flour a little at a time until you have a firm, dry dough. I used a rubber spatula to fold in the flour until the dough got too tough, and then I switched to kneading with my hands.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thickness, and use a dog bone cookie cutter (or any other cute but smallish cutter) to cut out shapes, and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Pop them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip over the biscuits, and bake for another 10-15 minutes until baked through and turning golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely before feeding to your pup.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Feeling Fruity

Typically I'm not one to like "fruit" on my clothing but I'm really digging this pineapple craze happening right now. It's a fun summertime pattern and I really love it paired with jeans, chambray and navy. You will look delicious this season in this trend!

Pineapple Jalapeno Margies

Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Sweet pineapple juice and spicy jalapeno infused tequila come together in this refreshing and flavorful margarita. This flavor duo will compliment just about any Mexican dish and makes a perfect happy hour cocktail.
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 1¾ oz Jalapeno Infused Tequila
  • 1½ oz Pineapple juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • Pineapple wedge to garnish, optional
  • Jalapeno slice to garnish, optional
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in jalapeno infused tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, Grand Marnier. Shake to combine and chill. Strain into prepared glasses and if desired, garnish with a pineapple wedge and jalapeno slice.